Nicki Minaji Gets Her Own TV Show on ABC

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has her own television comedy series coming to ABC — the same network that brought you Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minaj will produce and star in the comedy TV series that will begin shooting in Queens, NY this winter.

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Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown this winter, with the intention to continue to series. The half-hour, single-camera comedy is based on Minaj’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ’90s.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The half-hour, single-camera comedy is based on Minaj’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ’90s. The untitled series will center on her childhood in Queens with her vibrant family and how her evolution led to her eventual rise to international fame. The project will shoot in Minaj’s hometown of Queens, New York starting this winter.

“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”

“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Minaj studied acting at Manhattan’s prestigious LaGuardia High School and originally pursued acting before launching a successful music career. Minaj, who is in the midst of her worldwide “Pinkprint” tour, is the first solo female artist to have seven singles charting simultaneously on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her third full-length album, The Pinkprint, became the second highest-selling female debut of 2014 and arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.